[Mageia-dev] Updating a new install is too long...

Pascal Terjan pterjan at gmail.com
Thu Oct 27 18:15:14 CEST 2011

On Thu, Oct 27, 2011 at 16:16, Florian Hubold <doktor5000 at arcor.de> wrote:
> Am 27.10.2011 17:02, schrieb Pascal Terjan:
>> On Thu, Oct 27, 2011 at 15:47, Florian Hubold<doktor5000 at arcor.de>  wrote:
>>> Am 27.10.2011 16:02, schrieb Pierre Jarillon:
>>>> Mageia 1 is a nice distribution and I install it on more and more PC.
>>>> But updating after an install is very long, too much long.
>>>> Now, 600 packages must be updated after an install. This shows a good
>>>> health
>>>> of Mageia but it is too much for users.
>>>> My ADSL link is not very fast and a lot of people use a slower link.
>>>> A workaround is necessary. There are two path:
>>>> 1- publish each month a new iso: mageia-1a, mageia-1b, and so on
>>>> 2- create an iso with updates: mageia-1-upd01, ...
>>>> In each case, the sources of packages must be updated.
>>> You will find the volunteers who will join QA team to do
>>> the necessary quality assurance for the additional ISOs?
>> Each month is not really feasible, as I believe it takes one week of
>> work to build and test an iso.
>> Doing it every 3 or 6 months could be a good idea
> Well, the second proposal should not really take a whole week to
> do, no? Just create an iso from $repo_updates and merge
> all those into one if there's enough space on the CD.

First you need to make it fit on the CD (which is unlikely to be easy
given that dependencies got added in updates)
Then you need to test that installation still works fine in different
configurations as some libraries used by the tools got updated

> But then, i fail to see the difference between doing a default install,
> and installing 600 updates from repos, or downloading an
> ISO with those updates.

The difference is between:
- downloading one iso, burning it, installing it, downloading 600
packages then installing it on another computer, downloading 600
- downloading one iso, burning it, installing it then installing it on
another computer

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